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Rare books from Peter Harrington make the perfect gifts for loved ones or valuable customers & clients. We've picked the most sought after, interesting, luxurious and unusual books from our shelves - signed/autographed copies, first editions and other rarities, available with free delivery.

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  1. The House at Pooh Corner.
    New Arrival

    The House at Pooh Corner. 1928

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression, of the fourth Winnie-the-Pooh book, in which Tigger makes his first appearance. Read more

  2. The Novels of the Sisters Brontë.
    New Arrival

    The Novels of the Sisters Brontë. 1924

    £1,250

    The Thornton edition, rarely found in the jackets. Read more

  3. An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
    New Arrival

    An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. 1966

    £4,750

    Originally broadcast by CBS on 18 December 1966, How the Grinch Stole Christmas became a perennial feature of US festive season television – the position occupied by Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman for British audiences. Superbly voiced by Boris Karloff and with ear-catching music by Albert …Read more

  4. The Spy Who Loved Me.
    New Arrival

    The Spy Who Loved Me. 1962

    £750

    First edition, first impression. This novel is the only Bond book to be written in the first person, presented as the testimony of a 23-year-old Canadian woman with whom Bond has an ill-fated affair. In furtherance of this pretence, Vivienne Michel gets a spurious credit …Read more

  5. English Pistols and Revolvers.
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    English Pistols and Revolvers. 1938

    £300

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  6. The Complete Works.
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    The Complete Works. 1939

    £600

    First collected edition, first impression in a handsome binding. Read more

  7. Hollywood Babylone.
    New Arrival

    Hollywood Babylone. 1959

    £875

    First edition, first impression, preceding the US edition. The jacket is rarely found with such a bright spine panel. Read more

  8. The Witches.
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    The Witches. 1983

    £145

    First US edition, first printing; originally published in the UK in the same year. Read more

  9. The Holy Bible,
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    The Holy Bible, 1806

    £275

    A charming Scottish Bible from the Georgian era. The publisher Sir David Hunter Blair, 3rd Baronet of Dunskey, succeeded his father, Edinburgh banker and provost James Hunter, in the “Old Corruption” post of King’s Printer, in 1787. He is also noted for having built Blairquhan …Read more

  10. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    New Arrival

    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. [1909]

    £400

    The best Dulac edition. Read more

  11. Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 – 1967.
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    Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 – 1967. 1995

    £850

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1750 copies signed by Gered Mankowitz. With an original photographic contact print of three images taken directly from the negatives tipped in. Together with the original prospectus. Read more

  12. Wyman Shoots Chagall.
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    Wyman Shoots Chagall. 1998

    £250

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1500 copies signed by Wyman. Together with the original prospectus. Read more

  13. 25 Years of the Rolling Stones in the USA. Crossfire Hurricane.
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    25 Years of the Rolling Stones in the USA. Crossfire Hurricane. 1997

    £600

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1750 copies. Signed by Bob Gruen. Together with the original prospectus. Read more

  14. Matilda.

    Matilda. 1988

    £450

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  15. Ariel.

    Ariel. 1965

    £1,500

    First edition, first impression. One of 3,100 copies printed. Read more

  16. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. 1817

    £1,500

    A handsome set of a later edition of Smith’s canonical work, first published in 1776 and still required reading in the age of Malthus, Ricardo, Godwin, et al. Read more

  17. Slaughterhouse-Five

    Slaughterhouse-Five 1969

    £1,250

    First edition, first printing. Perhaps Vonnegut’s best known novel, the plot centres on the Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945, which Vonnegut himself experienced. Read more

  18. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1967

    £375

    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published New York, Knopf, 1964, with illustrations by Joseph Schindelman. Read more

  19. The Wealth of Nations.

    The Wealth of Nations. 1991

    £225

    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic work which was first published in 1776. Read more

  20. The Night Before Christmas;

    The Night Before Christmas; 1931–4

    £1,200

    First trade editions, first impressions. Read more

  21. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.

    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales. 1917

    £3,250

    Deluxe edition, number 505 of 525 copies signed by the artist; with the extra plate signed by Rackham (in its original printed envelope), a repeat of that facing p. 178 (“He hurried away with long strides”). Read more

  22. Irish Fairy Tales.

    Irish Fairy Tales. 1920

    £2,500

    Deluxe edition, one of 520 copies signed by the artist. Read more

  23. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes. 1913

    £950

    First American edition, first impression, published October 1913, probably simultaneously to the London edition. The American edition is a substantially different book from the London edition, entirely reset, with a larger page size and the contents expanded from 162 to 279 rhymes. The colour plates …Read more

  24. A Christmas Carol.

    A Christmas Carol. 1915

    £4,500

    Deluxe edition, number 64 of 500 copies signed by the artist for sale in Great Britain, Ireland, and Colonies, with an additional 25 copies reserved for presentation. Read more

  25. The Night Before Christmas.

    The Night Before Christmas. 1931

    £3,750

    First trade edition, first impression. With an original pen-and-ink drawing of a sprightly (and spritely) St. Nicholas (Father Christmas) on the half-title, inscribed “To Fanny with best wishes from Edyth and Arthur Rackham, Christmas 1931”. “Fanny” was Rackham’s sister-in-law. Read more

  26. Rebecca.

    Rebecca. 1938

    £4,000

    First edition, first impression. Du Maurier’s staggeringly popular second novel is today of considerable scarcity in the dust jacket. Written during the author’s unhappy sojourn in Egypt as an army wife, Rebecca “was meant to be a psychological study of jealousy and was based on …Read more

  27. A Christmas Carol.

    A Christmas Carol. 1915

    £1,350

    First Rackham edition. Read more

  28. Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 1958

    £2,750

    First edition, first printing of Capote’s classic novella, the basis for the much-loved film. Gorgeously hand-bound by the Chelsea Bindery in deep rose-pink and black morocco leather, the front cover features a silhouetted Audrey Hepburn in that iconic Givenchy little black dress and foot long …Read more

  29. The Little Prince.

    The Little Prince. 1943

    £2,000

    First edition, first printing. The original manuscript was in the author’s native French, but it was both written and published in America, the English and French editions appearing in April 1943, perhaps simultaneously. Read more

  30. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. 1973

    £750

    A lovely copy of Carroll’s classic novels, with all the original illustrations by Tenniel. Read more

  31. The Cultivation of Christmas Trees.

    The Cultivation of Christmas Trees. 1954

    £2,250

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Eliot for Polly Tandy on the title page: “For Pollyma’am and her Christmas tree and all who surround it, from T. Possum 1954”. Doris “Polly” Tandy was the wife of Geoffrey Tandy. Eliot was close with the …Read more

  32. Nineteen Eighty Four.

    Nineteen Eighty Four. 1949

    £1,375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  33. My Uncle Oswald.

    My Uncle Oswald. 1979

    £375

    First edition, first impression. Signed Dahl book plate to front pastedown. Read more

  34. A Bear Called Paddington.

    A Bear Called Paddington. 1958

    £2,950

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  35. Night before Christmas.

    Night before Christmas. 1902

    £9,500

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the illustrator on the half-title verso: “To my friend Edna Browning Wilkins with sincere regards W. W. Denslow 1902”, together with the illustrator’s monogram and “Den” which he used to sign his work. Edna Browning Wilkins was …Read more

  36. Work for the Winter.

    Work for the Winter. [1935]

    £525

    First edition, sole impression. A Bell family copy retained by the author’s mother with her pencil monogram VB to upper wrapper. This little Christmas offering of Vanessa and Clive Bell’s ill-fated son is a decidedly uncommon book very much in the vein of Clive Bell’s …Read more

  37. Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2:

    Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2: [c.1957]

    £375

    First edition, first impression. This charming Railway Series title is the second instalment in a series of four model books. It contains a story and the parts and instructions for making two toys out of card. A lovely piece of Awdryania, scarce in this condition. Read more

  38. The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles. 1902

    £3,750

    First edition in book form, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes “comeback” novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was an “unprecedented success”, with queues at the …Read more

  39. Les Dîners de Gala.

    Les Dîners de Gala. 1973

    £600

    First edition, first impression, of Dali’s classic cookery book of 136 recipes from Lasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s and Le Buffet de la Gare de Lyon (Le Train Bleu). Read more

  40. A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.

    A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France. 1790

    £12,500

    First edition of each work, a highly interesting assemblage of three works relating to Burke’s controversial Reflections on the Revolution in France, also published in 1790. “Mary’s fervour for the principles of the Revolution developed rapidly and was unmixed with any doubts; having learnt her …Read more

  41. Seen in the Hadhramaut.

    Seen in the Hadhramaut. 1938

    £475

    First edition, first impression, the presumed first issue binding. Read more

  42. Ulysses.

    Ulysses. 1937

    £1,250

    First UK trade edition, first impression, preceded in the UK by John Lane’s limited edition of 1,000 copies. Read more

  43. Just – William.

    Just – William. [1922]

    £400

    First edition, first impression, of the first William book. Read more

  44. The Golden Notebook.

    The Golden Notebook. 1962

    £950

    First edition, first impression of the Nobel laureate’s masterpiece. Read more

  45. The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.

    The Third Man and The Fallen Idol. 1950

    £750

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  46. Fragwürdige Traditionsbestände im politischen Denken der Gegenwart.

    Fragwürdige Traditionsbestände im politischen Denken der Gegenwart. [1957]

    £2,250

    First edition in German of this collection of four essays. Inscribed by Arendt on the front free endpaper: “With best wishes, Hannah Arendt”. Read more

  47. Representative American Yachts.

    Representative American Yachts. 1891 & 1893

    £6,500

    First editions, extremely uncommon OCLC lists just six copies of the first, all in the United States, two copies of the 1893 supplement and a few copies of subsequent portmanteau editions. A superb collection of images of some the great yachts of a Golden Age …Read more

  48. Madeline In London.

    Madeline In London. 1961

    £500

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  1. New Arrival
    The House at Pooh Corner.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £1,250

  2. New Arrival
    The Novels of the Sisters Brontë.
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    BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily, & Anne. BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily,...

    The Novels of the Sisters Brontë.

    £1,250

  3. New Arrival
    An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
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    (SEUSS, Dr.) JONES, Chuck. (SEUSS, Dr.) JONES,...

    An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    £4,750

  4. New Arrival
    The Spy Who Loved Me.
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    FLEMING, Ian. FLEMING, Ian.

    The Spy Who Loved Me.

    £750

  5. New Arrival
    English Pistols and Revolvers.
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    GEORGE, John Nigel. GEORGE, John Nigel.

    English Pistols and Revolvers.

    £300

  6. New Arrival
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    Hollywood Babylone.
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    ANGER, Kenneth. ANGER, Kenneth.

    Hollywood Babylone.

    £875

  8. New Arrival
    The Witches.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Witches.

    £145

  9. New Arrival
    The Holy Bible,
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    (BIBLE.) (BIBLE.)

    The Holy Bible,

    £275

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    Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 – 1967.
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    (ROLLING STONES.) MANKOWITZ, Gered. (ROLLING STONES.) MANKOWITZ,...

    Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 – 1967.

    £850

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    25 Years of the Rolling Stones in the USA. Crossfire Hurricane.
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    (ROLLING STONES.) GRUEN, Bob. (ROLLING STONES.) GRUEN,...

    25 Years of the Rolling Stones in the USA. Crossfire Hurricane.

    £600

  14. Matilda.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Matilda.

    £450

  15. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
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    SMITH, Adam. SMITH, Adam.

    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

    £1,500

  16. Slaughterhouse-Five
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    VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr. VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr.

    Slaughterhouse-Five

    £1,250

  17. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    £375

  18. The Wealth of Nations.
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    SMITH, Adam. SMITH, Adam.

    The Wealth of Nations.

    £225

  19. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM,...

    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.

    £3,250

  20. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.
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    RACKHAM, Arthur. RACKHAM, Arthur.

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    £950

  21. Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
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    CAPOTE, Truman. CAPOTE, Truman.

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

    £2,750

  22. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
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    [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.] CARROLL, Lewis. [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.]...

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

    £750

  23. The Cultivation of Christmas Trees.
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    ELIOT, T. S. ELIOT, T. S.

    The Cultivation of Christmas Trees.

    £2,250

  24. Nineteen Eighty Four.
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    ORWELL, George. ORWELL, George.

    Nineteen Eighty Four.

    £1,375

  25. My Uncle Oswald.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    My Uncle Oswald.

    £375

  26. A Bear Called Paddington.
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    BOND, Michael. BOND, Michael.

    A Bear Called Paddington.

    £2,950

  27. Work for the Winter.
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    BELL, Julian. BELL, Julian.

    Work for the Winter.

    £525

  28. Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2:
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    AWDRY, Rev. W. AWDRY, Rev. W.

    Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2:

    £375

  29. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    £3,750

  30. Les Dîners de Gala.
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    DALI, Salvador. DALI, Salvador.

    Les Dîners de Gala.

    £600

  31. A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.
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    (WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.) (WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.)

    A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.

    £12,500

  32. Seen in the Hadhramaut.
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    STARK, Freya. STARK, Freya.

    Seen in the Hadhramaut.

    £475

  33. Ulysses.
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    JOYCE, James. JOYCE, James.

    Ulysses.

    £1,250

  34. Just – William.
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    CROMPTON, Richmal. CROMPTON, Richmal.

    Just – William.

    £400

  35. The Golden Notebook.
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    LESSING, Doris. LESSING, Doris.

    The Golden Notebook.

    £950

  36. The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.
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    GREENE, Graham. GREENE, Graham.

    The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.

    £750

  37. Fragwürdige Traditionsbestände im politischen Denken der Gegenwart.
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    ARENDT, Hannah. ARENDT, Hannah.

    Fragwürdige Traditionsbestände im politischen Denken der Gegenwart.

    £2,250

  38. Representative American Yachts.
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    PEABODY, Henry Greenwood. PEABODY, Henry Greenwood.

    Representative American Yachts.

    £6,500

  39. Madeline In London.
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    BEMELMANS, Ludwig. BEMELMANS, Ludwig.

    Madeline In London.

    £500

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